“Unite the Right,” sure, but grow up while you’re at it

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via David Bloom, Postmedia. Dearly Beloved, we are gathered together here in the presence of God and this company to join Alberta's Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose party in the holy bonds of matrimony.  (We'll ignore the naughty implication of a same-sex marriage.) It was never a certainty even when … Continue reading “Unite the Right,” sure, but grow up while you’re at it

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How I stopped worrying and learned to love the duck

By Richard Forbes. It was as if it was scripted, a mere scene in a film depicting life in Ontario. A middle aged man stands on the harbourfront in Owen Sound, his oversized Kodak camera slung over his polo shirt; he turns to the stranger beside him, seemingly compelled to make a remark as if … Continue reading How I stopped worrying and learned to love the duck

Don’t count Kathleen Wynne out just yet

By Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Frank Gunn. In a momentous mea culpa, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and other ministers spent last week addressing what they called 'the elephant in the room': 'gee, I know we've been avoiding the subject, guys,' they said with some contrition, 'but we really do care - honest!' That elephant … Continue reading Don’t count Kathleen Wynne out just yet

Without changing course, the Conservatives will split

By Richard Forbes. Featured image via  Justin Tang. The annual Conservative pow-wow, this year's Manning Centre Conference, has been as good an indication as any of just how far adrift the party really is. However, its eponymous chieftain and keynote speaker, Preston Manning, the former leader of Canada's Reform Party, dismissed the possibility of a … Continue reading Without changing course, the Conservatives will split

Alberta doesn’t need Jason Kenney, Jason Kenney needs Alberta

By Mary Medinsky. Featured image via Jeff McIntosh, CP. Jason Kenney took the stage yesterday at Calgary's Clarion Hotel to break the worst kept secret in Canada: Jason Kenney, former Harper 'lieutenant', will be jumping from his life (and his seat) in federal politics back to Alberta to run for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives in a … Continue reading Alberta doesn’t need Jason Kenney, Jason Kenney needs Alberta